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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Harry Tatlow

Harry TatlowBolton Journal and Guardian 21 July 1916

Rugby Footballer Killed

Pte. Harry Tatlow, son of the late Mr. J. T. Tatlow and Mrs. Tatlow, of Ravenstone, 9, Lightburn-avenue, Bolton, is now reported killed in action on or about June 5th, 1915, in Gallipoli. Pte. Tatlow, who was well known in Horwich, where his family resided for many years, was 24 years of age. He was born at Horwich, and went to Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School, later to the Leamington High School, and finished his education at Bolton Grammar School. On leaving school he joined the L. and Y. Railway staff at Hunts Bank, Manchester, and was in the traffic department when he joined the Colours. He was for many years actively interested in the Boy Scout movement, and was Scoutmaster of the 2nd Horwich Patrol. For Several years he was a playing member of the Manchester Rugby “A” team. He was keen to join up on the outbreak of war, and entered the 6th Manchesters with several of his football team, early in September, 1914.

Harry was the son of James Teare Tatlow b.1846, a railway accountant, and Martha Tatlow née Hughes b.1851.

James had had an earlier career as a master builder in Wolverhampton but had moved to Horwich by 1890 to join the town's booming locomotive manufacturing industry. The couple had also had three older children - Jessie Denchfield b.1869, Arthur Higdon b.1870 and Charles Edmund b.1876.

Harry first appeared on the 1901 Census living at Ravenstone, 49 Victoria Road, Horwich with his parents and siblings Alice Mary b.1874, Frank James b.1879 and Gertrude Martha b.1889. The family also employed a live-in domestic servant.

By 1911 Harry was living alone with his parents (and a live-in domestic servant) at 49 Victoria Road, Horwich. His occupation was listed as railway clerk.

His name is on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway War Memorial on Victoria Station, Manchester.


Name Tatlow, Harry
Rank Private
Number 2477
Unit 1st/6th Bn
Manchester Regiment
Born Horwich, Lancashire
Enlisted Manchester
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
5 June 1915
Age 24
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Manchester Regiment